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Greater Portland Bible Church

Lead Pastor

Greater Portland Bible Church
Portland, Oregon, United States

Date Posted: 03/29/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor - Teaching Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Greater Portland Bible Church is looking for our next full time lead pastor. The right fit for this position will be someone who is above all a devoted follower of Jesus. He will be emotionally mature, have excellent interpersonal skills, be non-defensive, accessible, and approachable. He will be an experienced Christian ministry leader, preferably as a pastor for 10+ years and lead pastor for 3+ years. An earned MDiv degree, it’s equivalent or greater is preferred, but not required. His preaching will be characterized as Christo-centric and expositional. He will know what spiritual gifts our Lord has given him and they will be appropriate to the role of pastor.


Our next lead pastor must be in full agreement with the statement of faith of Greater Portland Bible Church and aligned with, or willing to align himself with our philosophy of ministry. Our philosophy includes but is not limited to: equipping people to follow Jesus and to help others follow him; a team model of ministry with a collaborative dynamic; and entrusting to gifted volunteer leaders significant ministry responsibility and authority. Our philosophy and purpose is encapsulated in the statement, “helping people follow Jesus together.”


The lead pastor is an equal member of the elder team and is the leader of the ministry staff which includes pastors, administrative staff, and both paid and volunteer ministry directors. Together, the elders and ministry teams lead and care for the church, generating both its direction and personality in submission to Jesus, our true Lead Pastor.


The facilities of Greater Portland Bible Church are located on a beautiful 20-acre campus in the heart of suburban Southwest Portland and our people live throughout the Portland Metro area. Our congregation of approximately 300 regular attenders is predominantly middle-class with a growing diversity of cultures, nationality and ethnicity among both believers and seekers. Our demographics are increasingly becoming like those of the neighborhoods around us. For more information about Greater Portland Bible Church, please visit our website,


If, after prayerful consideration, you would like to apply for this position, please send a letter explaining why you believe you are a fit for us, your résumé, and a video or audio sample of your preaching to